May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 411

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000
Les Caprices de Goya.

Portfolio with 80 heliogravures from Goya's etchings with aquatint from Los Caprichos reworked by Dalí with drypoint and with stencil coloring, 1977. 450x315 mm; 17 3/4x12 1/2 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued.

Each print signed and numbered 97/200 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Rigal, Paris. Published by Berggruen, Paris. Superb impressions with strong colors.

Dalí's printed masterpiece, for which he had all of Goya's etchings with aquatint from the circa 1799 seminal Los Caprichos series (see lots 154-159) reproduced as heliogravures, subsequently reworking each of the heliogravure plates with Surrealist drypoint additions which were subsequently embellished with stencil coloring. Extremely scarce as a complete set. We have found only 21 other complete sets at auction in the past 30 years. Michler/Löpsinger 848-927; Field 77-3.